One of the most colorful events in Cody Wyoming is the annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow. It’s also one of the tastiest. I can already taste the fry bread and Indian tacos.
Each summer competitive dancers from Northern Plains Indian tribes come to Cody to show off swirl, jingle and stomp their way to prizes. Cody vacationers and locals alike are treated to a vibrant show that is fun and festive. But it is also a serious competition, and an announcer explains what’s going on to the uninitiated.
Staged by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the event this year will be held on June 21 from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 22 from noon to 5 p.m. My friends and I will be arriving early on Saturday to set up our chairs and blankets on the fabulous grass amphitheater just outside of the museum. Then we’ll go get our first round of Indian tacos and settle in to watch the Grand Entry, when all of the dancers enter the gates and circle the dance area.